“I really enjoyed Dr. Tammy Crawford. She made me feel positive moving forward with my degree choice and she also opened my mind to many different career paths that could possibly be a future career.”
“As an athlete I didn’t know how exactly everything worked. I just showed up ready to play, not even considering how much effort and time is put into managing the event. Now I have a better understanding of it all, so that next time I attend an event, I will pay attention to detail and how it is being managed.”
Careers in Sport: Degrees and Experience to Get Hired
Tammy Crawford, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Sport Management Program
Washington State University
Currently serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Sport Management Program at Washington State University, Dr. Crawford coordinates one of the most well known undergraduate and graduate sport management programs in the Northwest. In her role, Dr. Crawford teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management and works closely with students to help them secure internships that lead to jobs after graduation.
Prior to beginning her career in academia, Dr. Crawford was the Head Women’s Rowing Coach at WSU from 1990-2002. During her tenure as head coach, she transitioned the WSU rowing team from ‘club’ status to ‘intercollegiate-varsity’ status and built the program to national prominence leading the Cougars to five PAC-10 championships and a national title in 1995. In 2001, she was named the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) West Region Coach of the Year. Dr. Crawford received her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from WSU in 2007 and a masters of arts in Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration from WSU in 2004.